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UCLA Today merges with UCLA Newsroom

UCLA Today merges with UCLA Newsroom
This is our final issue of UCLA Today. We are merging with our sister web publication UCLA Newsroom, also produced by UCLA Media Relations and Public Outreach.

UCLA reaches out to students, survivors of sexual assault

UCLA reaches out to students, survivors of sexual assault
UCLA released today (April 17) a new video that highlights information about available resources and urges survivors of sexual assault to seek help, take a stand and remember that such crimes impact the entire campus community.

Faculty Research Lecturer: American middle class in crisis

Faculty Research Lecturer: American middle class in crisis
The days of working for a single employer and retiring with a pension are a thing of the past, says Katherine Stone, who will give the 116th Faculty Research Lecture on April 16.

UCLA sociologist zeroes in on what motivates 'tiger moms'

UCLA sociologist zeroes in on what motivates 'tiger moms'
A new study co-authored by UCLA sociology and Asian American studies professor Min Zhou argues that Chinese- and Vietnamese-American "tiger moms" see education as the only sure path to upward mobility.

Don't call it a rave: UCLA's 26-hour dance fund-raiser changes lives

Don't call it a rave: UCLA's 26-hour dance fund-raiser changes lives
The Dance Marathon is UCLA’s largest student fund-raising event, having raised roughly $3.5 million in only a dozen years to fight pediatric HIV/AIDS. Now the event — and its community impact — are about to get even bigger.

Art and science: Opposites attract

Art and science: Opposites attract
Art and science may seem like polar opposites, but not at UCLA. Enhanced by technology, their union is flourishing at UCLA, and the possibilities are endless.

Students use alternative spring break to grow

Students use alternative spring break to grow
UCLA students had a lot of opportunities this spring break to travel near and far in order to grow intellectually as well as personally through public service.

UC medical centers team up to reduce costs

UC medical centers team up to reduce costs
Five UC medical centers, including the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, will collaborate to save in the range of $100 million to $150 million a year by leveraging systemwide strength to gain operational efficiencies.

Out and About

Out and About: 'Sick Self' turns illness into art
Through May 1, see "Sick Self" by artist Dominic Quagliozzi in the Gallery at the Learning Resource Center (LRC) of the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine. In "Sick Self," an account of Quagliozzi's ongoing struggle with cystic fibrosis, the artist aims "to take away the stigma of 'being sick' and show how redemptive it is to show your sick self." "Sick Self" is the most recent installation in the Gallery at the LRC, a project curated by artist Ted Meyer which highlights the emotional impact of pain and healing on everyday people. The gallery coordinates with core classes at the medical school to expose students to firsthand accounts of sickness from the perspective of patients, through both the works of the artists and lectures. Find more information Gallery at the LRC website.

People

In Memoriam: Marjorie Crump, alumna and major UCLA supporter

In Memoriam: Marjorie Crump, alumna and major UCLA supporter
Marjorie Eloise Lund Crump, who did significant work in public service and entrepreneurship and who, together with her husband Ralph, was a major supporter of UCLA, died of natural causes on April 1 at her home in Trumbull, Conn.

Her blockbuster show illuminates costume designers' role in cinematic storytelling

Her blockbuster show illuminates costume designers' role in cinematic storytelling
Deborah Nadoolman Landis has created a popular exhibition that illuminates the costume designer’s creative process as well as celebrates and explores costume design as a key component of cinema storytelling.

Youlanda Copeland-Morgan: She reveals her childhood nickname

Youlanda Copeland-Morgan: She reveals her childhood nickname
Before participating in a Feb. 19 panel sponsored by Zocalo Public Square and UCLA on how to make higher education more inclusive, Youlonda Copeland-Morgan, associate vice chancellor for enrollment management at UCLA, answered questions in Zocalo's green room.

Q&A: A UCLA labor expert on the new Cesar Chavez biopic

Q&A: A UCLA labor expert on the new Cesar Chavez biopic
Gaspar Rivera-Salgado, project director with the UCLA Center for Labor Research and Education where he teaches classes in labor studies, talks about the first biopic to feature iconic Chicano labor leader Cesar Chavez.

In Memoriam: Longtime engineering benefactor Aaron Cohen

In Memoriam: Longtime engineering benefactor Aaron Cohen
Aaron S. Cohen, a Southern California engineering entrepreneur and an influential and generous supporter of the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science, died on March 21 in Los Angeles. A member of the graduating class of 1958, he was 77.

Staff News -- March 25, 2014

News about and for UCLA staff members

Around Campus

Bruins reach out to homeless veterans via United Way

Bruins reach out to homeless veterans via United Way
Each year, UCLA staff and faculty touch the lives of thousands of people who need help through the United Way of Greater Los Angeles’ campaign.

Devote a week to better health

Devote a week to better health
The UCLA Fielding School of Public Health will mark National Public Health Week 2014 with a series of student-organized events on campus as part of the American Public Health Association’s annual celebration of the role of public health and prevention in our communities. 
 

CAP UCLA offers special staff/faculty ticket prices on shows

CAP UCLA offers special staff/faculty ticket prices on shows
The Center for the Art of Performance at UCLA is launching a flat-rate $25 ticket price for all UCLA faculty and staff, effective immediately.

Healthy Campus Initiative funds student group projects

Healthy Campus Initiative funds student group projects
UCLA's Healthy Campus Initiative has funded the newest round of campus projects that student organizations have proposed to improve students' health and well-being.

Friends of English gather for love of literature

Friends of English gather for love of literature
UCLA's Friends of English share a love of literature and a commitment to support the English department by funding graduate fellowships and scholarships for high school students and underwriting faculty and student research.

Exhibit highlights legacy of 'film'

Exhibit highlights legacy of 'film'
As the movie studios go digital, the UCLA Film and Television Archive and Arts Library remind people of the important role film has played in movie-making.

Road closure paves way for pedestrians, cyclists in south campus

Road closure paves way for pedestrians, cyclists in south campus
Cyclists and walkers on the UCLA campus will soon enjoy a new designated bike and pedestrian route that will encourage more physical activity and open up new vistas to the Mathias Botanical Garden.

Newly admitted freshmen share their excitement

Newly admitted freshmen share their excitement
Thousands of students learned last Friday that they've been admitted to UCLA. Selected from a record 86,000 applicants, they're sharing their excitement on Twitter, Instagram and other social networks. Video included.

UC President Napolitano invites staff to web chat

UC President Napolitano invites staff to web chat
In a web chat planned for April 16, President Napolitano will share with employees her views on issues that affect staff, discuss her priorities for the university and also speak with staff about their concerns, hopes and challenges.

File your flexible spending account claims by April 15

File your flexible spending account claims by April 15
If you were enrolled in UC’s Flexible Spending Accounts (Health and/or Dependent Care) in 2013, you have until April 15, 2014, to submit your reimbursement claim forms for eligible expenses incurred during the period of Jan. 1, 2013, through March 15, 2014.

Instant Recess — a 10-minute fitness break — takes off around campus

Instant Recess — a 10-minute fitness break — takes off around campus
As part of the Healthy Campus Initiative, UCLA has joined the nationwide Instant Recess movement that was pioneered by the late Dr. Antronette (Toni) Yancey, who became a leading voice for a new approach to healthy eating and exercise.

Voices

Remember when trans fats were supposed to be good for you?

Remember when trans fats were supposed to be good for you?
Public health adjunct professor William McCarthy says we are mistaken if we think eliminating trans fats from American food products will result in a significant reduction in obesity-related diseases like heart disease and diabetes.

Choosing what to photograph is a form of speech

Choosing what to photograph is a form of speech
Increasingly, legislative and judicial actions sacrifice individual rights at the altar of antidiscrimination law, writes law professor Eugene Volokh.

Don't let online education widen the digital divide

Don't let online education widen the digital divide
We need to proceed cautiously, says Chancellor Gene Block, lest we risk creating a reverse digital divide, in which low-income students are forced into online degree programs as the only affordable option.

Colorado cyberbullying legislation violates free speech

Colorado cyberbullying legislation violates free speech
Eugene Volokh, the Gary T. Schwartz Professor of Law, says that the law is ill-defined and wide open to arbitrary enforcement.

Will the Supreme Court license anti-gay discrimination?

Will the Supreme Court license anti-gay discrimination?
UCLA law professor Adam Winkler says granting businesses a religious exemption from offering health care plans that cover birth control would open the door to religious-based discrimination against LGBT people.

Obama should immediately halt deportations

Obama should immediately halt deportations
President Obama should exercise his executive privileges by halting deportations and providing immediate relief to the millions of undocumented immigrants living in the shadows.